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Popping Pussies Into Pies

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tilthat:

TIL Elephants skeletal structuring is not designed to carry weight on their backs, but rather weight from below. Many Elephants end up with deformed and broken backs as a result of years of long hours spent carrying tourists around.

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tilthat:

TIL that in 1258 the Mongols destroyed Baghdad. Survivors said that “the waters of the Tigris ran black with ink from the enormous quantities of books flung into the river and red from the blood of the scientists and philosophers killed.” The siege marked the end of the Islamic Golden Age.

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mrsjonie:

At-Home Exercise Ankle Alphabet: Moving your ankles in a dynamic stretch with a full range of motion boosts circulation and loosens the ligaments and tendons that reside in the ankle area. While seated on the floor with your knees up, elevate one leg in the air and begin writing out the entire alphabet with your foot. Alternate between feet, as well as tracing the alphabet in lowercase and uppercase letters, in cursive and manuscript. This is great to strengthen your ankles. Designed to strengthen and stretch your stems, as well as minimize the risk of sustaining common ankle injuries. Give it a try, you’ll love it.

mrsjonie:

At-Home Exercise Ankle Alphabet: Moving your ankles in a dynamic stretch with a full range of motion boosts circulation and loosens the ligaments and tendons that reside in the ankle area. While seated on the floor with your knees up, elevate one leg in the air and begin writing out the entire alphabet with your foot. Alternate between feet, as well as tracing the alphabet in lowercase and uppercase letters, in cursive and manuscript. This is great to strengthen your ankles. Designed to strengthen and stretch your stems, as well as minimize the risk of sustaining common ankle injuries. Give it a try, you’ll love it.

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